Saturday, 12 April 2014

Flying Geese

... is the name for the quilt pattern used on my latest bag.  I never realised how much work went into quilting until I actually got involved. Here are the flying geese close up. . As you can see they are not flat on the work but dimensional.


They are attached to the body of the bag at the point of the diamond to achieve that effect


Ready for take off! 

This is the front completed layered up with wadding and backing with the quilting finished.


The inside is also 3 layers making it quite a substantial and solid bag.  I practiced my free-motion quilting here on the inside to echo the pattern on the fabric ...


and there are 2 pockets.  Love this one for my phone.


and this one for all my other loose bits and pieces


You can probably see it has a zipped closure too.


The finished bag.


I haven't completely given up making cards.  Still on the glitter roll though.  


20 comments:

sam21ski said...

Wow you've certainly got the hang of this, it's fantastic and I LOVE that bag.

Great to see your cards too.

Thought you'd be at Ally Pally today though!!!

Sam xxx

Juls said...

Fab!!! Just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow!!!!!! Your quilted bag is amazing, I wouldn't have the patience for all that work

massofhair said...

You really are getting into the quilting aren't you! Looks amazing, tons of work and a very professional finish. Great card too, gorgeous as always:-) xxx

Heather said...

Your bag is stunning - you seem to have taken to quilting like a duck to water. I am very impressed by the zip - they are scary things to get right.

Chris said...

Love your bag, Carol. Fabulous colours and a great design.

Chris xx

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness, your quilting is superb, I just love those flying geese, that is such a clever design. All the work and effort was certainly worth it! Love your card too. Anne xx

JoZart said...

I love your new quilted bag. You are really stitching at a good quality standard and it sounds like you are enjoying it all.
Don't know if you've already found it, but take a look at Missouri Star quilt Co ... great video tutorials and lots of easy ways around making blocks, the easy way.
www.missouristarquiltco.com
Jo x

Gina said...

That is a very professional looking bag... and what a lot of work. It's fabulous!

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning work, Carol - lots of work in that, I can see. Worth it, though - and if that's my card, I loved it! Thank you :-D

Sid said...

That bag is fab !!

karen said...

beautifully vibrant piece Carol and I'm partial to a few points myself!

herminesplace said...

WOW gorgeous bag, love the colours

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

The bag looks spectacular! I love the flying geese and I really cannot imagine attempting something this intricate myself. And the card looks beautiful, too!

hazel said...

Your bag is amazing, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous bag, Carol. Love the colours & the thickness looks good. I did patchwork some years ago but gave it up because it was too intricate & involved. I bet Quilting is quite similar but if you enjoy it, keep on going because it helps with the whole craft thought process.

Alison said...

What a beautiful bag Carol! You're a very clever lady!
Alison xx

Karin said...

Oh WOW Carol, this bag looks fantastic, I love all the detail on it and the pockets ;-) I can see why you've got hooked on this.
Your card looks beautiful too.

Neet said...

The flying geese are beautiful and again you have used zesty colours, this time orange and lime - a perfect combination. What a fantastic bag.
Hugs, Neet xx

WendyK said...

Just love the bag, and the colours are gorgeous.